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Gifts inspired by royal figures from the past

Historic Royal Palaces offers a whole host of gorgeous gifts inspired by iconic royal figures who lived (and sometimes died!) at the palaces in our care, with every purchase supporting the upkeep of these magnificent buildings through the re-investment of profits from sales. Gifts are available online at www.historicroyalpalaces.com and from on-site palace shops.

This summer at the Tower of London, a new play “The Last Days of Anne Boleyn” tells the story of the final days of Henry VIII’s infamous second wife. After one of the most controversial courtships in history, during the course of which Henry VIII famously broke with the Catholic Church to marry her and conceive an heir, this twice-daily performance written and directed by Michael Fentiman charts the 17 days leading up to Anne’s execution on Tower Green.

New items will be added to the range of “B” initial jewellery and accessories including a ring and earrings. Already popular items will continue to be sold such as the initial necklace available in other initial letters, plus a mug, t-shirt, tote bag and coin purse.

Kensington Palace’s popular “Victoria Revealed” exhibition is inspired by the Queen’s own journals and features examples of both personal objects and treasures from the Royal Collection in the very rooms where she once lived. The exhibition – which recently welcomed 3 dazzling royal tiaras to the display – gives an intimate account of Queen Victoria’s fascinating life, and is supported by a range of perfect presents including stationery, beauty and food items.

QV teacup and saucer The Royal Victoria collection is a new decorative range that has been exclusively designed for Historic Royal Palaces. Inspiration has been drawn from Kensington Palace, the childhood home of Queen Victoria, and from her small diamond crown now held with the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. The English fine bone china included in this collection has been made in Staffordshire using traditional methods unchanged for 250 years, and each piece is skillfully hand-finished in 22ct gold.